December 11, 2013

Call for applications

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Francisco Alonzo (Print Media ’13), recipient of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award. Photograph by John Carlson.

What is Cranbrook Academy of Art? Some call it the cradle of American modernism. The New York Times has said it is “one of the most enchanted architectural settings in America.” And according to U.S. News and World report, it remains one of the top ten places to study art and design in the United States.

Each year, just 75 students are invited to study and live on our landmark Saarinen-designed campus, which features private studios, state-of-the art workshops, a renowned Art Museum and 300 acres of forests, lakes and streams. And it’s all a short drive from Detroit’s emerging art scene.

The focus at Cranbrook is on studio practice in one of ten disciplines including Architecture, 2D and 3D Design, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture. The graduate-only program is anchored by celebrated Artists- and Designers-in-Residence, one for each discipline, all of whom live and practice on campus. Dozens of internationally acclaimed artists, critics, curators and gallerists visit each semester to supplement the individualized instruction, critiques, and mentoring by the Artists-in-Residence and Critical Studies Fellows. There simply is no other school—no other place—like this.

If you have an undergraduate degree and are ready for a uniquely stimulating environment, we invite you to apply:


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